People like to say they know God, when the truth for most is they know about God! I accepted Christ as my Savior at a very young age. It was simple for me as a kid. I knew I was a sinner and that I could not save myself and the only way for me to experience what I had been taught at Church from God’s Word was in a relationship with God that comes through Jesus Christ! I did not understand incarnation, transformation and transfiguration, but I did understand my need and what God had done to meet my need, so I opened up my heart and invited Jesus into my life to be my Savior and Lord.
As I got older, I wanted to grow closer to God, some how I just knew it was possible and I wanted it. We had a youth minister at our church, who took a chance on some of us who were not yet teenagers. He taught us using Barry St. Clairs’ Discipleship Bible Study and it change my life! As I studied this material, I started to have a personal time with God, which I have continued from then until now. It was during this personal time with God, that I learned how to listen and hear from the Holy Spirit. It was during this time that I began to read the Scriptures and things would jump off the page and grab the attention of my heart! It was during this time that I really started to get to know God!
I know God! He is a friend of mine! I do not go around bragging, because I don’t want people to think I am on some kind of ego trip, but maybe I really should not be so concerned with what others think. I know God and He knows me. We talk. He tells me things and reveals to me His will. It really is pretty amazing!
The most amazing thing is that you can know Him too! There is nothing special about me that grants me access. In fact, there are a lot more people in this world that are more worthy to know God. The reason that I know Him is because He invited me into relationship and pretend was not good enough for me, so I jumped all in!
God knows you and you can know Him! Step out in faith – you will be glad you did!